Simple “Glowing” Valentine’s Day Card

Valentine’s Day is getting closer and if you still need a card for someone young (or young at heart), this card might be just the thing. It’s quick and easy to make and adds a little something fun to your card.

Here’s what you’ll need: a piece of cardstock, a small piece of red cardstock or construction paper, scissors, glue, pencil, heart template or cookie cutter (or cut your own), markers/crayons/colored pens or pencils and a glow stick. I found a pack of 6 glow sticks at the Dollar Tree for $1. Oh, and a couple pieces of scotch tape.

We’ll begin by folding the piece of cardstock in half to make a large sized card.

Decorate the front of the card for Valentine’s Day.

Next trace around the heart template or cookie cutter or draw your own heart on the red paper.

Cut out the heart shape with your scissors.

Open the card and glue the heart approximately in the middle of the right side section.

Next write the words, “You make my heart GLOW!” I used an orange marker for the word GLOW and added some yellow on the letters too. I also added some short lines all around the heart with the orange and yellow markers to make the heart look like it’s glowing.

Now for the fun part, tape at least 1 glow stick (not broken yet!) on the left inside section of the card.

And there you have it! The recipient can now bend the glow stick and make it glow! 🙂

Glow sticks make the card more interesting since there is something to DO after reading the card. It could also be fun if you bend the glow stick so it starts glowing, RIGHT before you give the person the card! Then the card itself will be glowing and they can still play with the glow stick. 😉 So make some of these Valentine’s Day cards for the special people in your life that make your heart glow! 😉

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